The Difference

We live in a culture, beloved, where being different is celebrated, so long as you’re not set apart for God. In the West, at least, we see that if you are a young woman who wants to grow out their armpit hair and dye it lime green, your congratulated on being so bold. However, if you are a young lady who wants to wait until their wedding day for your first kiss, and dress moderately, no one is going to celebrate you, you weirdo! Yes, it’s a strange world we live in, where Godliness is cultish behavior and green armpit hair is where it’s at.

Should we really expect anything different? No. Not according to the Bible. We’re told very specifically that we will be hated by the world. This week I have been explaining to a greater degree the reason why I write what I write about on different days. At the beginning of this blog Friday’s use to be about Young Earth Creation. I needed a day for just my thoughts, and so I made some changes. Now Fridays are here to highlight the difference, to encourage the body of Christ to be set apart.

Is there a difference in you? Are you any different from the unsaved relative or friend you spend time with? If you were in court, charged with being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict? What about your church? Is it any different than a rock concert followed by a self help speech?

God’s masterful design is that His people would be a set apart people. Salt and light. Wise as a serpent, gentle as a dove. In this way we show that there is a great God, and one way to the Father, through the Son. What glorifies God more than a changed heart, and life? It only cost God a week to create the entire universe. On the other hand, it cost Him His only begotten Son to reconcile lost, and fallen, people.

If you are reading this and you see no difference in yourself and the unsaved please work through your salvation with fear and trembling. If you are reading this and you think you are different because of all the hard work you’ve put into your religion please work through your salvation with fear and trembling. If you are reading this and you’ve never been reborn in Christ, cry out to God for today is the day for salvation. Repent of your sins and put your faith in Christ alone. If you have any questions about salvation please feel free to ask.

If you are reading this and you know that you are different, set apart, reborn a new creature in Christ, by the grace of God alone, give God the glory! And as always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

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Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

12 thoughts on “The Difference”

  1. Thanks for this post, sister! We all need to be challenged regarding our faithfulness to the Lord. The temptation is always to “fit in” with society and not to “rock the boat” for Christ’s sake. We don’t want people to think we’re weird “Bible bangers” after all. As you mention, EVERYTHING is accepted nowadays, except for following Jesus. And in Christian circles, it’s OK to quote Spurgeon, just don’t quote his meatier passages.

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      1. Good question, sister. You’re right, when evangelizing is done, picking up the cross is rarely mentioned because we’re trying to catch fish not discourage them. It was much less of the case, say, 50 years ago, but I have to believe anyone who is seeking the Lord and contemplating accepting Christ these days is also “counting the cost,” as in Luke 14:28. I’m humbled by writing this because brothers and sisters were tortured and burned at the stake for their faith while the most we deal with is a little ostracization and mockery.

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      2. Thank you for your answer, brother! I agree, it is very humbling to consider what it took just to get the scriptures in a layman’s language. We are truly living in a blessed time! Grace and peace to you, dear brother!

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